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New Live Comedy Show Is Doper Than What, Exactly?
There was this sort of televised explosion in the early Nineties that unleashed, like, a skadillion Wayans family members into the national comedy zeitgeist. Remember? Also, that Jim Carrey guy.

2:30PM Wed. Jul. 13, Wayne Alan Brenner Read More | Comment »

Wes Anderson vs. Texas' Wild Birds
To any old Joe Sixpack, famed indie-film characters such as Zero Moustafa or Richie Tenenbaum and exotic birds like an indigo bunting or a Carolina chickadee would seem to be far-out foes, having literally nothing in common. But to nature-inspired pop artist Lisa Brawn, a showdown between them was inevitable.

2:12PM Mon. Jul. 11, Mary Cantrell Read More | Comment »

Lit-urday: Supremacist
Before reading Supremacist, I was a mere bystander of the Supreme phenomenon. My knowledge was limited to the fact that it is a skate brand, which oozes ultra-exclusivity and sophistication. But David Shapiro's novel sent me to all corners of the Internet, researching articles, abandoned blogs, and Twitter accounts about the cult clothing line.

3:17PM Sat. Jul. 2, Mary Cantrell Read More | Comment »

Mayor's Omnibus Resolution: Where's the Fire?
When Mayor Steve Adler announced his Music & Creative Ecosystem Omnibus Resolution, you could smell smoke from a wildfire. When musicians and artists told the Arts and Music commissions about the crises Austin creatives are facing, you could feel the flames. So, in the action plan just released by the city, where are the sirens and flashing lights?

11:15AM Fri. Jul. 1, Robert Faires Read More | Comment »

The Present in the Past Tense
Austin’s coolest customers showed up at BookPeople on June 16 to listen to Chuck Klosterman, a man who's made thinking deeply about pop culture his mission. Before the event, Klosterman chatted with the Chronicle about his latest book But What If We're Wrong?: Thinking About the Present as If It Were the Past, TV, and our town itself.

1:00PM Mon. Jun. 27, Rod Machen Read More | Comment »

Bedside Manner: Sharing Shelf Space
After a lot of resistance (read: self-righteous, swoony monologues about the tactile superiority of bound books), I’ve become a convert to e-reading. And I hit the jackpot with prodigious readers for parents who are kind to share their Kindle library with me despite my years of sneering about Amazon overlords and you can’t dog-ear a device, Daaad.

2:00PM Wed. Jun. 22, Kimberley Jones Read More | Comment »

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Bedside Manner: Keeping Up to Date
A while back, I wrote a column about the need to expand my horizons given that so much of my day-to-day life revolved around food. I felt like I was becoming insufferable constantly talking about this or that chef or the decor at some new hot spot. I feared I had become a lousy date.

1:30PM Wed. Jun. 22, Brandon Watson Read More | Comment »

Bedside Manner: Guitar & Pen
In April 1980, I was 14, and my campaign to see the Who at the Oakland Coliseum understandably doomed. Post-birthday that summer, the Cars at the same venue proved a poor runner-up. (Van Halen there next, no better.) The first proved a bitter precedent throughout high school, college, and grad school: Homework – reading – usurping fun.

1:25PM Wed. Jun. 22, Raoul Hernandez Read More | Comment »

Bedside Manner: Hell, Ghosts, and Blood
The world is often a dark and hideous place, filled with disaster, idiocy, cruelty, and stupidity. I'm a firm believer that one's choice in literature should reflect that in as jovial a fashion as possible.

9:30AM Wed. Jun. 22, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

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